“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”—Frank Zappa

“There comes a point when you know, without doubt, without hesitation, that you cannot go back to your old life. You cannot be who you once were and also have a new life with new riches.”—Julie McIntyre

So, I fell this morning at pickleball, a huge, embarrassing spill right in front of 11 other players. My Hay House teleseminar on Tuesday was not the huge success I had hoped for. I guess what I’m trying to say is my old school belief systems (AKA: my B.S.) is trying to get my attention.

In fact, it has been quite vigilant this week. But here’s what I know.

Anytime I feel guilt or doubt or choose to look upon lack or limitation, the old belief system is in command.

My job, at that point, is to a) recognize it, b) ask for help from the Holy Spirit and c) eventually throw out the old script.

The old belief system, the critical self-chatter is an outdated, boring old re-run and, as far as I’m concerned, it’s time to rip that sucker to shreds.

The potential for getting bucked off the horse is always there.

But so is the question: “How long am I going to lay there before I decide to get back up in the saddle?”

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Abandon your belief in deprivation.”—Course in Miracles

“Martin Luther King, Jr. never said, “I have a complaint.”—Michael Beckwith a b tesla

Before I head out in my cape and superhero costume (yes, the “Haul of Justice,” the 23rd Superhero Bike Ride starts this weekend), I want to share a couple cool stories.

I get reams of these manifestation stories and while I haven’t had time to sort through all of them (never fear, I DID start a file), I always like to share from time to time here on the blog because I find them inspirational.

So story #1:

Yesterday, I was interviewed by the incomparable Tamara Gold. She has a weekly talk show, Empowered Living. I say interviewed, but it was more like two BFF’s having a much-needed catch-up.

Anyway, she’s reading E-Squared, trying to figure out which new car to buy. She does a little research and wisely decides that, “Hey, I want a car that’s cool, has zero emissions and gets something like 265 miles per gallon.” So she’s doing the Volkswagen Jetta experiment (where you look for a particular car) and decides, “What the heck, might as well look for the car I intend to soon own.”

Well, her new car-to-be is a Tesla Roadster, a $57,000 all-electric sports car of which only a couple thousand have been made. To give you some perspective, Toyota sold 28,279 vehicles in April alone. What can I say? This woman like a challenge.

So, she asks for a sign and before the experiment is barely started, she sees not just one Tesla, but as she says, “A FRIGIN TRUCK LOAD! SIX TESLAS!!”

If you’re an officer of the law, please avert your eyes now because yes, she couldn’t resist pulling out her phone and taking this picture. a -- Tesla

Story #2:

During our chat, Tamara asked if these principles work with kids. Which reminded me of this awesome email from Muskaan Sidhu, who calls herself “My biggest 11-year-old fan.” She gave me permission to share. Here’s what she wrote:

“Hi! I’m a girl, 11 years of age from Australia and me and my mum have been doing your experiments from your awesome book – Esquared. Everything you say in it makes soooo much sense and I can connect to every point you make! It’s incredible how successful your experiments are. For the first one, I really wanted an unexpected blessing from anything or anyone, and my best friend who I was currently in a fight with smiled at me! It was awesome! For the second experiment I wanted to see a bunch of flowers, and the following day she came up to me (WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS!!!) and said “do these look nice?”

As for the purple feather, I realized today at school that I was coloring in with a purple pen and I looked out and saw a bird. I actually didn’t even remember the experiment after a few minutes! It’s absolutely jaw dropping and I’m so glad they work!”

We shared a few emails (I mean, how can I resist an 11-year-old who writes this well?) where I later discovered that she and her old friend made up and, using these principles, she made an A on her science test, something she’d never done before, and is excelling in math. Needless to say, she was already a whiz at English.

So thank you, Tamara, and thank you, Muskaan.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

How You Can Use Quantum Physics to Become a Real-Life Superhero

“What’s the use of old and frozen thought?”—Rumi

If you’ve shown up at the party of this blog, you already know I’m a superfan of social media. Since I dove in 10 months ago, I have heard so many AMAZING stories, greatly expanded what I believe is possible and am flooded now (in a good way) with lots of new friends.

Last week, in one of those “coincidences” that show up in my life as consistently as the postman, I got an email from Greg Kuhn.

Like me, he’s an author, loves quantum physics and practices the “law of attraction.” We all do, of course (practice the law of attraction, we can’t NOT practice it), but once you do it in a deliberate and conscious way, your entire life jets into a whole new cosmosphere.

The reason I was blown away to hear from him is that just that very morning, I had “discovered him” and was reading his wonderful blog. He’s brilliant, hilarious and completely in tune with the song I like to sing.

I very consciously thought to myself, “I’d love to get this quantum genius to write a guest post on my blog.”

Well, guess what?

He’s here today and his post (why am I surprised?) is about superheroes which is exactly what I’m heading out to “be” this weekend. For those who hadn’t heard, here’s an old post about the Superhero Bike ride that starts in two days.

But enough about me.

With no further adieu, here’s that guest post from my new pal, Greg Kuhn. Enjoy!

How You Can Use Quantum Physics to Become a Real-Life Superhero

Ever play a game where you get to choose one super power?

Super speed, super strength, x-ray vision, and indestructibility are always popular options. I always choose having the ability to fly, because I’d never be stuck in traffic again.

But what if you really could have a super power – in real life? What if you could have the super power of consistently getting more of what you want out of life? Not because of “luck”, but intentionally? Manifesting your desires, or at least coming very close to hitting your personal bull’s-eye, most of the time.

To acquire this wonderful super power you only need to do one thing: make it your primary purpose, just for today, to be grateful as often as humanly possible. More about that in a moment…

Does that, by the way, sound too simple? I can understand your reaction, but the instructions for acquiring this amazing super power are actually rooted in the very real and reliable science of quantum physics.

In our universe, material reality is subjective. Quantum physics tells us that each observer sees her own unique universe (and that is meant to be taken literally, not figuratively).

We now know that your observations collapse the “quantum possibility wave” into definitive, material objects. It works like this: all sub-atomic particles exist in a state of pure, unrealized potential (we call this the quantum field) until they are observed. Once observed, a system of coherence is created between the energy of the observer (you) and the energy of the observed (the quantum field). It is this system of coherence that forms material objects, or your material reality.

Thus, it is correct to call the creation of the material world a co-mingling of your energy with other, like-energy. Whereas we used to think that the material world existed independently of our observation, awaiting our discovery in a pre-determined state, we now understand that this is not true at all. Remember the old metaphysical question: “If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there, does it make a sound?” Quantum physics teaches us that if no one is there, there is no forest!

Quantum physics goes on to show us that you create your unique material reality not just through your observations, but, more importantly, through your expectations. Your expectations convey your energy (your state of being) to the quantum field; your expectations are the medium through which your energy becomes coherent with the quantum field.

Your expectations come, unconsciously, from your beliefs. And your beliefs are nothing more than habitual thoughts, so they are open to change and improvement. Thus, if you raise your beliefs to match, or align with, your desires, you will find that your expectations automatically and naturally rise as well. Like a rising tide lifting every boat in the water, you don’t need to micromanage your expectations – you simply need to raise your beliefs if you wish to experience a much more pleasing material reality.

This is not a “feel-good philosophy”. What I just described is based upon the incredibly precise and unerringly accurate science of quantum physics. A science that has finally revealed for us exactly how most of our universe operates in very concrete and definitive terms.

And here’s where gratitude helps you acquire your quantum super power today. Find reasons to be truly grateful for as many things as you can – even the things you usually take for granted, like breathing, your ability to drive a car, your sense of humor, your beating heart, your wonderful mind, etc. And especially the things you commonly label “unwanted” experiences – by looking for the hidden gifts and opportunities inherent in them (hint…they are there if you’re willing to look for them and are open to seeing them).

Yes, it takes practice. But the investment is worth it because the more you focus on gratitude the more you build beliefs which favor and foster gratitude. And with those beliefs will automatically come uplifted expectations about gratitude. Thus you will become coherent with the energy of gratitude – and create more and more things and experiences for which you’ll feel grateful.

By making a concerted effort to feel gratitude, you will be raising your beliefs in a very positive direction. Over time, by practicing feeling gratitude for everything (or as many things as you possibly can), you will change your beliefs. And, as quantum physics teaches us, when you change your beliefs, you will, literally, change your universe.

About the Author
Author Greg Kuhn is a professional educator and a futurist, specializing in framing new paradigms for 21st Century living. Devoted readers have dubbed him “The Law of Attraction Science Guy”.
Until 2012, he wrote primarily with his father, Dr. Clifford Kuhn, M.D., about health, wellness, and productivity. Since 2012, Greg has been busy writing his acclaimed Why Quantum Physicists… series: Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Fail, Why Quantum Physicists Don’t Get Fat, Why Quantum Physicists Create More Abundance, and Why Quantum Physicists Do Not Suffer. His newest book, How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs, will be out in October 2013. All are available on Amazon.
Greg Kuhn lives in Louisville, KY with a wonderful wife and four fantastic sons (one by marriage) whom he couldn’t write without; you can read more at his website, http://www.whyquantumphysicists.com

“Light is going to win.”—Michael Beckwith

“Don’t fight forces; use them.”― Buckminster Fuller

With all the apparent dysfunction in the news, I thought this would be a good time to point out some of the good that’s “trending,” to use a word that might have been invented by Twitter, right now.

1. We have a pope who is open and loving and actually acting like Jesus.

2. The leaders of the U.S. and Iran talked for the first time in 34 years.

3. Recent polls show 65 percent of Americans favor gay marriage. Just a few years ago, ago, 65 percent were opposed. What changed? Our consciousness is moving towards love and acceptance.

4. And there are people all over the world doing really nice things for each other like my friend, Rhonda, who left candy for her recycle collectors.

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Politicians may not be able to get it together quite yet, but the rest of us, in our refusal to believe in anything but love and connection, can lead the way.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Lack is a mirage. The three best strategies for getting to the holy land.

“Avail yourself of possibilities.”—Mike Dooley

Peter Jackson was paid $20 million for the script of King Kong. You’re not getting paid to create drama, so methinks it’s time to write a different script. Here’s how:

1. Give yourself an Academy Award for the amazing “drama” you’ve created thus far. In a world that brims with beauty and plentitude, the fact that you have been able to create such a convincing “story” of lack and struggle is truly an accomplishment. The special effects you have employed to overlook the world’s unending largesse are truly mind-bending. Take a bow and ask yourself, “If I have been this successful at creating separation and pain (and believe me, we’re all worthy of gold medals) what else might I create with a little imagination?”

2. Use the feeling for rocket fuel.
Once you get it that everything is your creation, you can use the emotions, the intense feeling to propel you into a different story. The only reason you’re still starring in the same, worn-out show (it should have been cancelled in 1989 when Seinfield went off the air) is because you’ve pitched a tent. You’ve completely forgotten that there are lots of other destinations on the map. Because you endlessly harp about “where you are” and “what’s going wrong,” you’ve driven in the stakes. At any time, you can move to a different location, a different story, a different reality.

3. Zip it up. With our words, we prophesy the future. You may not like the site of your present tent, but there is no need to tell the world about it. Use your words (do I sound like a parent or what?) to tell a more pleasing story. No matter where you’re camped, there are blessings and miracles nearby. Instead of belly-aching about the script, the campsite, the life you’re currently experiencing, focus in on everything that’s going right. Use your words to vocalize that. Once you begin to use your laser superpowers for possibilities, miracles and joy, you will suddenly find yourself on a whole new stage, accepting a whole new Oscar.

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“The fact that the field exists changes everything we’ve believed about our role in creation.”—Gregg Braden

“When the veil is removed, there will be no more suffering, no more sorrow, no more disease, no more tears.”–Michelle Longo-O’Donnell

It’s movie Monday, boos!

This 82-second video is the best answer I can give to folks who want to know why their blessing didn’t show up. I’ve posted this video before, but it bears re-watching.

Someone reminded me of this the other day on Facebook. It really says it all.

Whatever you focus on expands. And the only reason you’re not seeing all the miracles and blessings that circle non-stop around you is because you’re too busy looking for other things.


Have a marvelous, stupendous, incredible week. And remember, “Look only for what you want to see in your life.”

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Why I’m the luckiest person on the planet, Part 4

“Happiness is the center and success revolves around it.”—Shawn Achor

As anyone who follows this blog knows, I have a pretty sweet gig as a travel writer. I get paid to jet off to really cool places, to do things I’d probably never get to do on my own.

Last week, I was in Istanbul and the Black Sea region of Turkey. Although I’ll be writing travel articles about my experiences (visiting ancient archaeological sites, tea plantations and remote mountain villages and staying in the same sultan’s palace turned hotel where Madonna and her 25-year-old boy toy stayed during her infamous, flash-the-crowd Istanbul concert), I also experienced a number of metaphysical truths on this fabulous adventure.

First, was my intention to visit Turkey. As you can imagine, I have lots of destinations on my bucket list. Recently, Turkey moved into the top 5. I didn’t obsess about it, just “set it and forget it.” During Ramadan, I was invited to break fast with two Turkish families who live in my hometown. Hmm, I thought. That could be the indication I was getting close like the birds that show up when you’re nearing your destination after a long ocean cruise.

Sure enough, in July, the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism invited me to visit their fabulous country. Thank you, FP!

The next metaphysical truth was “Fear is but an illusion.” On Friday, two days before I was scheduled to leave, the State Department issued a travel warning. I pay no attention to such things, but several friends emailed me the alert. “Danger, danger, Will Robinson!!”

But I focused instead on this lesson from the Course in Miracles, “I am in danger nowhere in the world.” And while one of the journalists did back out, I will be forever grateful that I chose to claim safety and ease wherever I go.

The last metaphysical truth that was on display throughout the country of Turkey is “To give and receive are one in Truth.” Turkish families everywhere we went invited us into their homes, fed us the most stupendous meals (Turkish cuisine is beyond spectacular) and honored us as treasured guests. I have never felt more loved, more secure or more sure that people everywhere are infinitely beautiful, kind and filled with love. There is no better way to learn about abundance than to give it away.

Stay tuned for upcoming travel articles about my most excellent Turkish adventure and never forget that “It’s a wonderful world.”

Pam Grout is the author of 16 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

Important 2013 update to Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”

“You are already wealthy, but you have been taught not to experience your wealth.” –David Cameron Gikandi

In 1937 when Napoleon Hill wrote his now-classic tome, quantum physics was still in diapers. Einstein, of course, had posited his famous theory of relativity, but quantum physicists didn’t completely understand how it worked.

To tell you the truth, they still have trouble making sense of the crazy quantum world that is changed by simple observation. As famous physicist Richard Feynman was known to say, “Nobody understands quantum mechanics.”

However, we do know with complete certainty that thoughts produce energy (much like invisible radio waves) and that they have a significant impact on your life. This energy, in fact, provides the building blocks for your life experience.

The update to Hill’s material should be this: “Think and BE Rich.” Time is irrelevant. You can “be rich” now. Money is only a representation of your “wealth consciousness” and “wealth consciousness” which is the true source of your financial picture is available right at this moment.

Money—or what we think of as money—bills, coins, etc.—are merely tools that demonstrate a person’s “wealth consciousness.” And, in fact, according to David Cameron Gikandi, only 4 percent of money in banks (depending on the country) exist in physical form. Furthermore, he says, “Money is not real. It’s a shadow of something else.”

So by expanding your consciousness into the true abundance of the world, you acquire what is in you already. As Gikandi says, “You have more wealth capability within you than you can possibly experience in a lifetime. Nor do you need to know how to convert wealth consciousness into paper money. It happens automatically when you expand your wealth consciousness.”

In the quantum world, you are connected to everything. You already have all the riches you could ever imagine. They exist right now as probability waves. But that’s the problem. You don’t imagine them.

You keep focusing on what you don’t have.

So back to Napoleon Hill. He advises people to come up with a date when they want a certain amount of money. Sometime in the future. But the trick in the quantum world is to “be rich now.” Again, all your riches already exist in the quantum world.

Being wealthy is an internal state. As Gikandi points out, “It has nothing to do with the outside world. The internal state of wealth is a decision you make right now and you become it right Now. You need nothing outside yourself to make this decision. Do not attempt to get wealth. Be wealth.

“Even in a billion lifetimes, you cannot possibly exhaust the wealthy given to you freely by life. But you can “fail” to receive it by your own thoughts, words, action, and most of all, your chosen states of being.”

The only thing standing in your way is your “wealth consciousness.” Isn’t it time to quit “thinking and growing rich?” Instead, it’s time to Think and BE Rich.

Pam Grout is the author of E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality.

“Our inner fire bursts into flame by an encounter with another human.”—Albert Schweitzer

“I laughed more in the last 7 days than in the last 7 years.”–Esther Hicks

I’ve mentioned this before, but there is NOTHING. LIKE. FRIENDS. Especially when un-learning the old paradigm. I’m in a couple groups here in Lawrence that get together regularly to talk about the principles I wrote about in E-Squared. We laugh so hard. We have so much fun that it makes you wonder. Why doesn’t everyone do this?

So if you’re not in a group, get in one.

I learn so much from my fellow creators. I get so much support. Including having one of my besties fill in for me here on the blog.

It may not look like it, but I’m actually in Istanbul right now. Or I will be when you read this. So let me introduce you to Annola Charity who has always been an inspiration to me.

This woman knows spiritual principles and she walks her talk. Every time I’m around her, I feel uplifted. She’s a fabulous artist, seamstress, author and well, her talents go on and on. She even sang “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” on my birthday. She sent out this little reminder to all of us in the group last week and I begged her to let me share. So take it away, Annola. annola

As I was doing my morning time, meditating and practicing appreciation for my life and my home, I realized I was happy with what is. But I am also open to an upgrade.

I discovered that contrast does not have to be negative in order to be seen as contrast. The contrast is that I have good stuff now but I am ready for more. I love coffee ice cream just as it is right out of the carton. I also want to experience it with hot caramel sauce. The contrast is the coffee ice cream with the new and improved dish of the added topping. Both are good, but one is better.

I like where I am living, but truly love the house in my vortex that has more room and has some of the same features that I am living now. I like being in the country, the quiet, good-natured neighbors and so on. This ‘ah ha’ moment was also a great reminder that just because I like where I am, I am not ‘stuck’ with it. I can except a new and updated version of my life experience and I don’t need pain to get a better gain.

Contrast only shows the difference between the two things I like. As I come into alignment with the awesome stuff in my vortex, the less negative contrast I have to have. I embrace the idea of loving and appreciating what I have now and joyously anticipating the newer, more funner (yes I said funner), experiences and things into my life.

Check out Annola’s website here.

“If negative thinking burnt calories, we’d all be a size 2.”—Amy Cotta

“We manufacture beauty with our minds.”–Augusten Burroughs

According to Tony Robbins, there are more than 3000 words in the English language relating to human emotions. Not a surprise–we’re an abundant bunch.

However, 2086 of those words are negative. And if you want to hear a lot of them, bring up the topic of dieting and weight loss.

Luckily, I don’t have to, because Cloris Kylie Stock, one of my favorite blogger friends, brought it up for me. Here’s a blog post she sent me a few weeks ago. Take it away, Cloris:

It’s All Good Food

Burgers are “bad” and broccoli is “good.”

We think we’re being “good” even if the broccoli in question is drowning in a sea of processed cheese and hydrogenated oil.

The “good” and “bad” labels we’ve applied to food have become part of our subconscious programming, and we act on this programming without being aware of it. The messages stored in our subconscious mind affect our thoughts and mold our behaviors, so if we feel guilty because we were on a diet and still had a cookie, we’re likely to say, “Oh, what the heck. I blew it. I might as well have the rest of the cookies.” We’re also likely to feel terrible about ourselves after eating those cookies because we were “bad.”

I thought about this while visiting a local picnicking spot. The people sitting at the first two picnic tables couldn’t have been more different.

One of the tables was covered with all the “sinful” food: bags of chips and pork rinds, fried chicken, 2-liter bottles of orange soda, and assorted cookies and cupcakes. A family of seven gathered around the table. Most people in the family were largely overweight, even the children.

Sitting at the other table was a single woman of average height. The only item on the table was a cellphone, and the only item in her mouth was a cigarette. I estimated she weighed less than 90 pounds.

That’s what happens when we assign labels, I thought to myself.

Obesity and eating disorders have become such a problem in our country because of the unhealthy relationship we’ve created with food, and this relationship stems from the messages we have stored in our subconscious mind. When food becomes “bad” or “sinful,” or when we call something that tastes good “guilty pleasure,” we associate negative emotions with what is supposed to nourish our bodies. This negative energy translates into unhealthy behavior, excess weight, and disease.

But we’re not doomed.

As Pam Grout writes in her brilliant book, E-Squared, “Food is full of energetic juju, and eating should be a thoroughly positive experience.” After applying the wisdom of “The Jenny Craig Principle” in E-Squared, I’ve not only lost the pesky two pounds I gained during my torrid love affair with Ben & Jerry’s, but also learned to truly enjoy everything I eat.

We can decide to change the programming in our subconscious mind by being aware of our negative thoughts about food, and by replacing those thoughts with gratitude and appreciation. Instead of being afraid of gaining a pound, we can visualize each nutrient making our body radiant and strong. Instead of feeling guilty about the food we consume, we can give thanks for being able to afford a good meal.

And once we change our thoughts about food, we’ll subconsciously make healthful food choices.

It sounds simple because it is.

Buon Appetito!

Cloris Kylie Stock, MBA, is a career, academic, and life coach from Simsbury, Connecticut. She is a sought-after lecturer who has achieved the highest Toastmasters awards in communication and leadership. Her calling is to help people realize their maximum potential.

Blog: http://selfactualizedlife.blogspot.com

Online radio show: http://blogtalkradio.com/magnificent